Andrey Shental

  • Alexander Obrazumov, Karma (detail), 2019, mixed media, dimensions variable.
    picks July 29, 2019

    “The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100”

    Looking toward a not-too-distant future, this blockbuster exhibition raises environmental concerns in a country whose president officially finds climate change economically advantageous. “The Coming World” welcomes both a realistic, pessimistic prognosis and utopian visions of alternative cohabitation of the planet. The first room, housing a conceptual “engine” akin to Documenta 13’s famous “brain,” convenes precious canvases, pieces of design, and blueprints. Classic Flemish tapestry and Dutch landscapes hang alongside Soviet historical and neo-avant-garde works rarely presented in this context,